“Now, after spending most of my adult life in higher education, researching languages, cultures and cognition, I have become more convinced than ever that nothing teaches us about the world and how to think more effectively better than learning new languages. That is why I advocate for fluency in foreign languages. But for this to happen, language-learning needs to make a comeback as a requirement of both primary and secondary education in the United States. Learning another language benefits each learner in at least three ways – pragmatically, neurologically and culturally.”
Read the full article by Dan Everett, published October 14, 2018
Dan Everett currently serves as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. He is well known for his work on Piraha.